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City of Renton Special Olympic Basketball Teams Qualify for State Tournament

February 29, 2012

For more information contact:
Tim Williams
, Recreation Director 425-430-6615
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

Renton, WA: Three Renton Special Olympic basketball teams are heading to Wenatchee, Washington for the annual Special Olympic basketball tournament held March 2 – 4, 2012. The state qualifiers are: Renton Blue Devils, Renton Extreme and Renton Stars. The Renton Extreme team competed in a 10 team division, single elimination format and finished first in the regionals to qualify for the State Tournament.

The Renton teams have been practicing twice a week for the last two months at McKnight Middle School and Highlands Elementary School. The volunteer coaches are: Melanie Thompson, Colin Edwards, and Roxanne Henry-Edwards.

Gold Medal winners from each region qualify to participate in the State Tournament. The four regions include Southwest Region, Northwest Region, East Region, and the King County Region.

Wenatchee is also hosting Special Olympic ice skating and downhill skiing.

For more information, contact Tim Williams, Recreation Director at 425-430-6615.